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British deputy HC holds farewell meeting with Qaim

British deputy HC holds farewell meeting with Qaim

KARACHI – British Deputy High Commissioner Robert W Gibson held a farewell meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House on Wednesday.
Gibson was accompanied by Daniel Tarshish and Shaharyar Niazi, whereas Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, Sindh Local Government Minister Agha Siraj Durrani and Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro were also present on the occasion.
The participants of the meeting discussed matters of mutual

Roads vital for development, prosperity, says Qaim

KARACHI – Roads play a vital role in the development and prosperity of any country, and the present government is paying full attention to the construction, repair and renovation of Sindh’s essential roads, said Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah at the CM House on Tuesday.
Presiding over the fifth meeting of the Public-Private Partnership Policy Board as the board’s chairman, Shah said that by initiating various projects under public-private partnership, the provincial government

Qaim expects fruits from Thar coal soon

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday presided the 11th meeting of Thar Coal and Energy Board held at Chief Minister House. The chief minister, who is also chairman of the board, said that the coal and energy projects are essential for the development and progress of not only for Thar area but will bring prosperity throughout Pakistan.
He added that the work of eight different blocks allotted to different firms and companies is in progress, and the work of

Qaim realises poverty alleviation at UC-level ‘very important’

KARACHI – A high-level meeting presided over by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah was held at the Chief Minister’s House on Friday to discuss union council-based poverty alleviation programmes.
According to an official handout, the chief minister said the present PPP government under its party manifesto given by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto has initiated many programmes for the welfare and well-being of people. He said the union council-based poverty reduction schemes are very

Smaller water schemes completed, Qaim invited for inauguration

KARACHI – Many small schemes at the Ghotki Miner Canal project, Phuleli Canal Rehabilitation, Nara Irrigation System, Renni Canal and modernization of Sukkur Barrage have been completed and are ready to be inaugurated by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, said Sindh Irrigation & Drainage Development Authority (SIDA) Project Director Ehsan Leghari on Thursday at a meeting at the CM House to discuss various irrigation development projects being built by the authority.
Leghari said

Qaim wants Halal foods business to flourish in Sindh

KARACHI – Were the government to make concerted efforts to create awareness about the potential in the Halal foods sector, investment will start flowing, said Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah at the inaugural ceremony of the International Halal Conference, organised by the Sindh Board of Investment, that kicked off on Tuesday.
Shah said that it is heart-warming that a number of foreign investors have earmarked Pakistan as a suitable location in the region for establishing

No maybes, Qaim gives May deadline for embankments’ repairs

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah on Monday issued an end-May deadline for the completion of strengthening and restructuring protective bunds. Presiding over a high-level meeting on Monday, he said time is of the essence since the next flood season is near and from people in interior Sindh are unhappy with the slow pace of repair works. The CM added that the Federal government had assured Sindh of providing Rs 5 billion, of which Rs 2.5 billion are to be released

National Defence University delegation calls on Qaim

KARACHI – A 60-member delegation of the National Defence University, Islamabad along with senators, elected representatives from all provinces, civil society representatives, journalists, bureaucrats and social workers, led by Maj Gen Azhar Ali Shah called on Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House on Wednesday.
Sindh Senior Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, acting Chief Secretary Abdul Subhan Memon, secretaries of Education, Mines and Mineral

Sacked by PML-N, Khairpur’s teachers want Qaim to act

KARACHI – The primary teachers removed from their service in 1995-96 by then PML-N government on Thursday warned of self-immolation if they are not reinstated to their jobs.
The protesting teachers – hailing from the Sindh chief minister’s native town Khairpur – were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans and chanted slogans against the government’s authorities.
Talking to newsmen, the teachers said that they were appointed as primary teachers in 1995-96 but

Qaim finally finds out about dead dolphins

KARACHI – A week after the death of six Indus blind dolphins in the protected ‘Indus Dolphin Reserve’, the Sindh chief minister has finally taken notice of the incident and asked the departments concerned on Sunday to present a detailed report on the issue. Between January 24 and 28, six dolphins were reported dead in the Indus River between Guddu and Sukkur barrages in the Sukkur region.
Nature conservationists were of the view that chemical pollution or the poisons used by

Qaim presides over Sindh Board of Investment meeting

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, presided over the third meeting of Sindh Board of Investment (SBI), an official statement notified. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister stressed the need to extend incentives and facilities to attract the greatest number of investors to invest in various projects in Sindh province.
He said that there is vast scope for investment in various sectors particularly in coal mining, power generation, wind energy, trade

Qaim makes a U-turn on Orangi operation

KARACHI – Taking a U-turn on its earlier stance, the Sindh government claimed that the Rangers’ action in Orangi Town was never an “operation” to start with and that is why there was no point in seeking formal permission from the provincial authorities for this purpose.
“Reports about the Rangers’ operation in Karachi were wrong and baseless because no operation was carried out and therefore it was pointless to seek permission for the action,” said Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali

Qaim, ministers topped outside Quaid’s mausoleum

KARACHI – Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and some of his cabinet members were made to wait a few minutes outside Quaid’s mausoleum on Saturday, as the change-of-guard ceremony by the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, was underway at the time.
Officials said the ceremony was due to finish at around 9am and the chief minister and his cabinet ministers were to reach there after the completion of the ceremony. However, some cabinet members, including Agha Siraj Durrani and

Govt focusing on goths’ uplift: Qaim

KARACHI: The government is focusing on development in goths in urban areas along with cities, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said on Thursday during a meeting with National Assembly member Sher Muhammad Baloch. “Officials concerned are paying attention to development projects in Malir, Dursana Chhanna, Lyari, Keamari and Ibrahim Hyderi,” he said, adding that efforts are being made to provide residents of these areas with basic facilities. President Asif Ali Zardari would lay the

Indonesian consul general calls on Qaim

KARACHI: Indonesian Consul General in Karachi Rossalis Rusman Adenan called on Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House on Saturday.
According to an official handout, the chief minister welcomed the Indonesian consul general and spoke about the brotherly and cordial relations between the two Islamic countries.
Shah said the relations between the countries strengthened when Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, as Pakistan’s foreign minister, and Indonesian

Qaim empowered to extend Education City deadline

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday authorised the Sindh chief minister to extend the deadline for the completion of the Karachi Education City project, after it dawned onto the provincial lawmakers that the private parties, which have acquired land for the project, cannot be held responsible for the delay.
The House granted an amendment in the Colonisation of Government Lands Bill, empowering the Sindh chief minister to allow an extension to the time limit set in the original

Flood Tax Bill soon to be tabled in Sindh Assembly: Qaim Ali Shah

ISLAMABAD: The legislation on imposing the Flood Tax will be presented in the Sindh Assembly for approval in the next few days, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said on Sunday.
Giving a presentation on mobilising additional resources for the flood victims of the province at the Pakistan Development Forum (PDF), he said that the intended Flood Tax would be a surcharge and collected in addition to the existing provincial taxes, fees and provincial levies.
Although there was

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